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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Deschutes The Dissident Brett 2018 Reserve



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Limit 1 per person
Deschutes The Dissident Brett 2018 Reserve...$13.99 / 500ml
This ode to the classic Oud Bruin reveals the unmatched complexity of flavor, including cherries and oak, with some slight acidity. Since it’s unlike anything else we brew, it is known as The Dissident.

Kavalan Distillery Select




New from Kavalan
Kavalan Distillery Select...$48.99
KAVALAN Distillery creates rich yet mellow layered taste using exquisite barrel art with consummately skilled blending workmanship; the unique tropical fruit fragrances of KAVALAN and the cream caramel embellished with wood and vanilla scents offer the ideal lingering flavors, these are the meticulous works specially selected by the bartenders.

The Balvenie 25 Year Old Double Wood




Very limited - we only have 3 bottles.
Only 2 left now
The Balvenie 25 Year Old Double Wood...$589.99
only 3,600 bottles produce
First time produce - limited edition
Aged in Whisky oak and Sherry Oak
This bottling marks the 25th anniversary of the DoubleWood

Casa Dragones Joven Tequila





Back in stock!
Casa Dragones Joven 
Tequila...$259.99
Dubbed the “Tastemaker’s Top Tequila” by Forbes Magazine, Casa Dragones Joven is a small batch, limited edition, 100% Blue Agave Tequila, a master blend of silver tequila and extra aged tequila, rested in new American oak barrels for 5 years, for a complex, smooth taste that is perfect for sipping and pairing with food.

Although billed as a joven, this Tequila is blended with a touch of añejo. The end result is extraordinarily smooth, with a very sweet, fruity, almost wine-like nose but a bold, pure peppery flavor that finishes cleanly. The packaging is gift-worthy, presenting the bottle in a gold-and-robin's egg blue box, like a precious jewel.
Rated 96/100 Wine Enthusiast

"How smooth is the sipping tequila from Casa Dragones in San Miguel de Allende? So smooth that Oprah called it dangerous" -- LA Times

The 18 Best Tequilas in the World -- Men's Journal

Central State Wave Particle Duality




Central State Wave Particle Duality...$3.69 / pint can
Dry Hopped Sour Ale
Combining two of our favorite things – well-attenuated sour beer with excessive amounts of dry hops, this beer combines a crisp sour base of Indiana-malted Pilsner, Oats, and Wheat with a generous dose of Citra and Ekuanot hops.

Jack Daniels Legacy Bottling



Jack Daniels Legacy Bottling...$22.99 / 750ml
43% ABV (not 40% like the black label)

HERE'S TO COLORFUL BEGINNINGS
Jack Daniel’s is known for being a well-crafted, smooth sippin’ Tennessee Whiskey. You don’t last for over 150 years if you’re not a quality product, after all. We’ve become known for something else along the way too: our iconic black and white label. But what people may not know is that the history of our label wasn’t always so black and white.
Some time before 1904 our bottles were a rather unexpected shade of green with an eye-catching gold trim. And as unusual as that may seem, it’s just one of the many labels in Old No. 7’s past. You have to be patient to make whiskey, and it seems that Jack took his time landing on the tried-and-true black label we know today. This is the first in our series of Legacy Edition Bottles. Each label we release will celebrate the unique, slightly mysterious history of Old No. 7.

Brickway Drone Fleur Belgian Tripel

Brickway Drone Fleur Belgian Tripel...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz
ABV: 10%
IBU: 40
Malts: Pilsner, Crystal, Wheat with Belgian Candy Sugar, Honey & Orange Peel
Hops: Magnum, Sterling
Description: Characteristic Belgian esters couple with candy sugar & orange blossom honey to create an extremely satisfying Belgian Ale

J.H. Cutter Whisky




J.H. Cutter Whisky..$39.99
($5 a bottle cheaper than the next person on Wine-Searcher)
  • A blend of American whiskies; bringing together Kentucky Bourbon and Old Potrero Rye Whiskey to achieve maximum complexity 
  • 73% sourced bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, 17% Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey, and 10% Old Potrero Port Finish Rye Whiskey 
  • Inspired by the original J.H. Cutter whisky, which was a product offered by A.P. Hotaling & Co. in the mid to late 1800’s 
  • Packaging resembles original amber bottle of J.H Cutter complete with an A.P. Hotaling & Co. emboss, replica topper and an antique silver-colored capsule 
  • A.P. Hotaling was the largest liquor wholesaler on the West Coast in the late 1800’s, and the Hotaling warehouse in San Francisco famously survived the earthquake and fires in 1906
  • 48% ABV


J.H. Cutter represents the finest tradition of A.P. Hotaling’s heritage of blending and bottling the finest American Whiskies worthy of the Hotaling name. The J.H. Cutter name and bottle are inspired by the original J.H. Cutter Whisky, which was a product offered by A.P. Hotaling & Co. in the mid to late 1800s. Anson P. Hotaling arrived in San Francisco during the California Gold Rush, but like the vast majority, failed to make his fortune as a gold miner. After working for a local liquor merchant, Hotaling found his true calling and opened his San Francisco wholesaler liquor business in 1865, under the name “A.P. Hotaling & Co.” A.P. Hotaling was the largest liquor wholesaler on the West Coast in the late 1800s, and the Hotaling warehouse in San Francisco famously survived the earthquake and fires in 1906. J.H. Cutter Whisky was one of Hotaling’s flagship brands and was a blend of some of the finest whiskies from the best producers in Kentucky and other parts of the United States. Today’s J.H. Cutter blend brings together three whiskies to achieve maximum complexity and includes 73% sourced bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, 17% Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey, and 10% Old Potrero Port Finish Rye Whiskey. Inspired by the original packaging, today’s bottle is amber with an A.P. Hotaling & Co. emboss, replica topper and an antique silver-colored capsule. 48% ABV

Nue Texas Vodka


Nue Texas Vodka...$8.99 / 750ml
Nue Texas Vodka Grapefruit...$8.99 / 750ml
Nue Texas Vodka Peach...$8.99 / 750ml
Made in Dallas Texas
Six Times Distilled
Produced from Corn
Gluten Free


Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Magnum




2016 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape...$129.99 / Magnum
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is unquestionably the greatest wine made from this estate to date and surpasses the 1998, 2007, and 2010. Checking in as a normal blend of 75% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and the balance Cinsault, it offers a heavenly bouquet of blackcurrants, ground pepper, new saddle leather, garrigue, and an assortment of exotic spices. Deep, full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, yet with the purity, elegance, and finesse that makes this vintage so special, it can be drunk any time over the coming two decades or more. Bravo!
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Clso St. Jean Magnums




2015 Clos St Jean Chateauneuf du Pape V.V.... $99.99 / 1.5ltr
A special cuvée produced for the American importer, Eric Solomon, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is huge. It blends 85% or more concrete-aged Grenache with small amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre aged in barrique. The result is a massive wine filled with red fruit. The tannins are ripe to the point of creaminess on the mid-palate then firm up on the long finish. This hides its alcohol better than the regular cuvée and should age longer as a result.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator


2016 Clos St Jean Chateauneuf du Pape V.V....$99.99 / magnum
The same Grenache-dominated blend as the base cuvée, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes comes from older vines and is released solely for the US market. It’s a step up and is reminiscent of the 2010 with its depth, concentration, and purity. Black cherries, kirsch, licorice, and crushed rock notes all emerge from this ultra-fine, beautifully polished 2016 that does everything right. Don’t miss it.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator




2016 Clos St Jean Combe Fous Chateauneuf du Pape...$219.99 / Magnum
Deep ruby-colored and offering a heavenly bouquet of black raspberries, toasted spiced, cured meats, licorice, and cured meats, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Combes des Fous is awesome on the palate, with a silky, seamless profile that just keeps on going. Possessing ultra-fine tannin, no hard edges, and a huge finish, it’s a phenomenal bottle of wine. The fact that it was bottled just one month ago makes this showing even more impressive.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

98 Point CDP Pegau Magnum



2009 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$269.99 / Magnum
Starting off the reds and easily the best example of this cuvee since the 2001, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence is incredible stuff. Deep, rich and layered, with copious notions of smoked meats, licorice, ground pepper, spice and saddle leather, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, terrific fruit intensity and a rich, mouth-coating texture. Hard to resist now, it should nevertheless have two decades of longevity. Drink now-2029.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle - Magnum



2016 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle...$139.99 1.5ltr
The all whole-bunch 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes is 85% Grenache, with the balance a mix of Mourvèdre and Syrah. The vines are all 80 to 90 years old, selected from parcels in Brusquières, Gardiole, Mont-Redon and Pignan. Glorious raspberry and cherry fruit picks up hints of mint and some stemmy notes, but they're remarkably well-integrated and should be completely absorbed within a couple of years. Full-bodied, rich and creamy in texture, this tour de force remains lively, silky and long on the finish. With 1,000 cases produced, it should be reasonably priced and reasonably available—an increasingly rare combination in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Rated 97/100 Wine Advocate
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is much more classic in style when compared to the La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père. It’s a non-destemmed blend of 86% Grenache and the balance equal parts Mourvèdre and Syrah, aged in a mix of foudre, concrete tanks, and demi-muids. Classic notes of black fruits, smoked herbs, seaweed, licorice, and pepper as well tons of minerality all emerge from this powerful, full-bodied, structured 2016 that has the purity of fruit and balance that’s the hallmark of this great, great vintage. Forget bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Magnums of Janasse CDP





2016 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape...$113.99 / MAGNUM

Moving to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape from bottle, the 2016 vintage was described as having the power of 2010 and similar to yet fresher than 2007. The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a great bouquet of black raspberries, tapenade, crushed violets, and spring flowers, and shares lots of similarities to the Chaupin cuvée (and it’s less expensive!). Full-bodied, incredibly elegant and seamless, it might be the finest traditional cuvée ever produced from this estate.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate


2016 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape V.V....$188.99 / MAGNUM
Bottled at the same time, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes gives up more cassis, tapenade, underbrush, cured meats, and earth, and it’s a slightly more dense, backward wine compared to the Chaupin. Full-bodied and beautifully concentrated, with tons of structure, it stays fresh and elegant, has sweet tannins, and a blockbuster finish. It's an incredible, borderline perfect wine from this estate that will keep for two decades or more.
Almost perfect!
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape V.V....$179.99 / MAGNUM
And a candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is always a rough blend of 85% Grenache and the balance Syrah, Mourvedre, Clairette and other permitted varieties, that has the Grenache aged all in foudre and the Syrah and Mourvedre aged in one-third new barrels (that’s less than 6% of the blend in new barrels). Exhibiting gorgeous black fruits, spice-box, toast, licorice and roasted meat-like qualities on the nose, it is full-bodied, concentrated and layered on the palate, with loads of texture, yet delivers no weight, heat, or ever puts a foot wrong. Shockingly good in the vintage, it should not be missed. Hats off to Christophe and Isabelle. Drink now-2027.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate 


2011 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin....$179.99 / MAGNUM
Coming from a cooler, sandy terroir in the northeastern part of the appellation, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin (which comes 80% from the Chaupoin lieu-dit and 20% from the La Janasse lieu-dit, hence the subtle name change) is 100% Grenache, from vines planted in 1912, that’s aged two-thirds in foudre and one-third in demi-muid. Gorgeous all around, with plenty of similarities to the traditional cuvee, yet slightly richer and fuller, it delivers beautiful mulled red and black fruits, licorice, spice and tinges of stony minerality on the nose. Full-bodied, supple, seamless and elegant, with fine tannin, it makes the most of a difficult vintage and is certainly one of the top 10-12 wines. Drink now-2023.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate 


Friday, October 26, 2018

Goose Island Noel




Goose Island Noel....$12.99 / 4pk
In Belgium, Noël beers were released at the end of the year as a special, limited release to thank loyal brewery customers for their support throughout the year. Goose Island Noël is an un-spiced Belgian-style, Dark Ale with balanced notes of caramelized sugar, toasted bread, black cherry, and dried apricot all in a warm, deep-mahogany body. This beer was brewed to celebrate the past year and toast the new year to come. From our brewers to you and yours, cheers and happy holidays.

Elysian Yorukaze Manic IPA





Elysian Yorukaze Manic IPA...$3.29 / 22oz

A masterless hop duo reveals itself in this IPA. Sorachi Ace, with is coconut and woody flavors, fuses alongside Idaho 7's citrus finish with pineapple and papaya notes. A mild haze adds to the swirling night wind.

Goose Island Hombre Secreto Saison



Goose Island Hombre Secreto Saison....$7.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Saison Aged in Tequila Barrels with Mango

The lighter side of our barrel aging program, this is a Saison aged in Tequila barrels with Brett, then finished with mangos to add balancing tropical fruit to the peppery and botanical notes from the tequila barrels. Named after a 1984 cult classic film, which like this beer, shouldn't be passed up when the opportunity arises.

Goose Island IPA Now.






Goose Island IPA Now....$7.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Every round of IPA NOw begins with special pale malt, which lends a nice toasty character. In this first release, old school classic kettle hopping and a large new school dry-hopping give a pungent, tropical, and dank aroma, balanced by citrus and pine notes. Ri-hop-damn-diculously good!
6.5% ABV
Unfiltered ale

Mother's Brewing Milf Rye Barrel Release

In stock at Forsyth now - we got a bonus case - no reservations - come and get it!
Mother's Brewing Milf Rye Barrel Release..$12.99 / 22oz
Rye MILF is best served while enjoying a night of unrepentant excess, reading love letters written in lipstick on hotel mirrors, researching private planes, upstaging the entree at a lavish dinner, and playing with lifes proverbial fire.
PROFILE: dry woody tannin, peppery and fall spice, syrupy sweet, velvety mouthfeel

Firestone Walker limited - Rock Hill only

In stock now at our ROCK HILL location only

no reservations - go get it!

Firestone Walker Peach Bones....$11.99 / 375ml
Another offering from our “Bones” series, featuring the fermentation of fresh fruit. In this instance California white peaches from Sanger, CA are fermented with a brett’d saison that has been maturing four months in French oak barrels. The synergy between fresh peach, wild microflora and oak components create a bright white peach flavor mingling with spicy yeast and oak aromas. Soft acidity and a firm carbonation lend “pop” to the overall sensory experience. It took four separate fermentations to create this concoction. Santé!

Barrel // Ratio // Maturation time
French Oak // 100% // 4 months


Firestone Walker Under Currants....$11.99 / 375ml
Wild Ale Fermented with Black Currants

In 2018 we challenged ourselves to using an array of fruit new to our palettes and practices. When offered a high quality freshly picked Black Currant sample, we couldn’t resist. We present to you a metamorphosis for your senses. Using 12 to 36month aged Agrestic Ale as a base, to which we add 1.5lbs/gal Black Currants, the beer undergoes the final maturation in our French Oak “Fruiders” for an additional four months. A convergence of supple tannin and deep purple pigments, gooseberry jam, a mouth-watering acidity and earthy leather elicit notes of a beer having vinous roots. A new variant to one of the Barrelworks pioneers is born. Santé!

Rock Bridge Option #2 Aged in Whisky Barrels

A new batch just arrived...






Rock Bridge Option #2 Aged in Whisky Barrels...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Imperial Milk Stout aged in Whisky Barrels

Beer Tasting Tonight!



The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105


October 26th from 4-6pm

Taste tonight!
  • Brewski Mangofeber DDH IPA
  • Evil Twin Key Lime Pie
  • Omnipollo Maz Oat Pale Ale
  • Lagunitas Passion Grass West by Midwest

High West A Midwinter Nights Dram Act 6 Scene 5

SOLD OUT NOW
High West A Midwinter Nights Dram...$89.99
Act: 6 
Scene: 5
A limited release of Rendezvous® Rye finished in port and French oak barrels.
This is a very unique rye whiskey that tastes like the flavors of Christmas.
The name is a play on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. When we first tasted this special whiskey, it seemed perfect for a really cold night, hence, A Midwinter Night’s Dram.
Class & Type: A blend of straight rye whiskeys, finished in port and French oak barrels.
Proof: 98.6 ͦ
Around here, whiskey is considered a necessity for surviving the long, cold winters. One sip of A Midwinter Night’s Dram™, alongside a cozy fire, and dreary winter nights become warm and dream-like. Imagine a holiday gathering, filled with the scents of a proper Christmas pudding, lovely mulling spices, and crème anglais.

This limited release whiskey starts with our Rendezvous® Rye, which is then finished in port and French oak barrels. ‘Tis a sumptuous marriage of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon, enhanced with raisin and spice accents. So join us good ladies and gents. Gather ‘mongst thy family and friends, and raise thy glass to winters that are “Swift as a shadow, as short as any dream.”

K Vintners



9 bottles left
2015 Wines of Substance Cabernet "Powerline"....$44.98
Wafting from the glass with notes of rich red and black fruits, cigar tobacco, petroleum jelly and spice, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Powerline Vineyard is the richest, most lavish and velvety bottling in the Wines of Substance portfolio, cutting a broad swath across the palate. Full-bodied, ample and generous, it boasts plenty of savory complexity and concludes with a dry, saline finish. Dramatic and characterful, it's immensely appealing. Sadly, at 239 cases, it's the smallest of all these cuvées too.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck



10 bottles left
2015 K Vintners Syrah "The Deal"...$34.98
All from the Sundance Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, the 2015 Syrah The Deal (100% Syrah, not destemmed and aged in 30% new puncheons) offers smoking notes of red and black fruits, black olive, smoked earth and a huge meatiness. Full-bodied, silky and seamless, with a rock, mineral, backward style.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck  

2 bottles left
2012 K Vintners Syrah "The Hustler"...$114.98
Still in barrel at the time of this tasting, the 2012 Syrah The Hustler is a blockbuster-styled Syrah that's overflowing with notions of sweet red and black fruits, toasted bread, cured meats and cedar. Only made in special vintages (it was previously made in '03, '07 and '09) and aged 38 months in French oak, it's full-bodied, decadent and layered, with a weightless, elegant, seamless feel. Coming all from the Morrison Lane Vineyard (it's actually the Morrison Lane Syrah with extended barrel aging), it should be ready to go on release and dish out tons of pleasure over the following decade or more. The extended elevage has given this a more upfront feel, yet I suspect it will also allow it age more slowly as well.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Robert Foley arrived






2014 Robert Foley Claret...$121.99
The 2014 Claret is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot coming from Calistoga, Howell Mountain and Mt. Veeder. This represents 600 cases of a large-boned, virile, big, juicy blackcurrant and blackberry-scented and flavored Cabernet Sauvignon with some background toast, licorice and forest floor. It has terrific richness, sweet, velvety tannin, and notable opulence and length. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon...$89.99
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Mt. Veeder and Atlas Peak) is essentially the same size, maybe slightly more concentrated, with more noticeable tannin, but again, much like most wines from this vintage, it possesses wonderful, charming, nearly irresistibly ripe, juicy fruit, succulence, opulence and a medium to full-bodied personality. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Lagunitas Mozango



Lagunitas Mozango....$3.59 / 22oz
The flesh is weak, but the spirit is willing. So, what's at the heart of it? Is it the patient and diligent servant or the committed messenger, through their many routes and vessels? The salient soldier, slinging suds on the front lines daily, or the very brewers themselves? The answer is... we can't tell you here. From seed to sprout to fruit, and back to seed, we're all tangled on the same vine. And while fruit is momentary, the roots hold on for another season. It's all just a matter of perspective...

Left Hand 25th Anniversary Imperial Stout





Left Hand 25th Anniversary Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz
Assertive notes of dark chocolate, cherries and roasted coffee beans with a smooth warming finish.
In 1993 we set out to change the world one pint at a time. For 25 years we have forged an independent path, building a stronger community and creating an employee-owned company founded on brewing the best beer we can make. Cheers for supporting us at Left hand and independent craft beer.

Marti Autentico





 

Marti Autentico Estate Strength Aged 3 Years...$19.99
107.6 proof
ESTATE STRENGTH
NOSE: Plum and peach and other stone fruit notes tempered by buttery spice. An earthy oakiness with vanilla and molasses.
PALATE: Sweet maple up front with rich and remarkable mouthfeel. Jam, dried fruit and coffee cake midpalate followed by a finish replete with toasted hazelnuts, marzipan and black pepper.


Marti Autentico Plata 3 Year Old Rum...$16.99
NOSE: Marzipan giving way to pineapple and floral honeysuckle, coconut and tropical fruit
PALATE: Wonderful texture with vanilla bean, cane sugar and citrusy mango upfront. Hints of key lime pie with an earthy ripeness mid palate with a pit of oak and campfire on the finish.



Marti Autentico Dorado 3 Year Old Rum...$16.99
NOSE: Apple cobbler with bakers' spice, brown sugar highlighted by cashews and cherry. Savory thyme and cinnamon balanced by coconut.
PALATE: Rich crème bruleé and molasses up front with dried apricot and pineapple, French vanilla bean reminiscent of toasted marshmallow, balanced by a hint of dry green olive midpalate. Peppery winter spice with a hint of mint on the finish.

Rated 95/100